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MUSCLE PAIN/MYOFASCIAL PAIN

INTRODUCTION

Myofascial pain therapy relieves the limitations of soft tissues that cause pain and discomfort to our body. Muscle pain is triggered by a mechanism that is stimulated by nociceptors located in the muscle fibers - causing pain. Myofascial pain is localized trigger point pain or a knot in the muscle. The trigger point is defined as a contracture in the muscle fiber, which is called the sarcomere. In addition, when pain is caused by myofascial compression, it will usually be not only the cause of muscle pressure and trigger points but also the hypertonicity of fascia and limitations.

At Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center, we offer non-surgical options to effectively and safely deal with myofascial pain. We will show you how to become free from pain, correct the cause, and eliminate symptoms.

Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center provides a particular, individualized, and comprehensive approach that determines the exact cause of the pain and treats it as such.

SYMPTOMS

Muscle pain and trigger points affect us all at one time or another. However, people who do not exercise, sit for a long time at work, or do not engage in physical activity, feel more of the effects of muscle trigger points. Typically, patients experience:

Tissue tightnessDull and achySharp painRestricted motion Feeling lack of alignment in joints Excessive pressure on muscles or joints

  • Tightness of the tissues
  • Dull and/or achy
  • Sharp pain
  • Restricted motion
  • A feeling of non-alignment in joints
  • Excessive pressure on muscles or joints

CAUSES

There are many different causes of myofascial trigger points. This may be due to a functional or structural disorder; for example, muscle spasms, vertebral misalignment, muscle weakness, core instability, arthritis and many other problems that Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center doctors will prove to you during the initial examination. Other reasons include, among others:

Restraint of the fascia - it is essential to release the fascia, many treatments do not apply to this critical measure. But in Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center, we will do fascial fascia and then deep tissue work to help ease your pain.

The superficial fascia, which lies directly under the skin, allows the muscles to move the skin. Fascia that surrounds and fills muscles, bones, nerves, and blood vessels. The deepest fascia that is in duration.

  • Developmental dysfunctions
  • Developmental imbalance with muscles
  • Internal disease
  • Nutritional deficit
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Muscular strains
  • Ligamentous sprains
  • Psychological and psychiatric disorders
  • Poor motor control in the spine
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Lumbar pelvic/hip dysfunction
  • Lack of deep system breathing activation or function
  • Not deep breathing system activation or function
  • Stress
  • Poor motor engram functionality
  • Poor posture

Fascia Restrictions- it is very important to release fascia, a lot of treatment does not address this vital measure. But, at EPT&Rehab we will do fascial realease followed with deep tissue work to help alleviate your pain.

  • Superficial fascia which lies directly below the skin which allows muscle to move the skin.
  • Deep fascia, which surrounds and infuses with muscle, bone, nerves, and blood vessels
  • Deepest fascia, which sits within the dura

DIAGNOSIS

At Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center, the doctor will start a comprehensive study that will deal with the beginning, cause, duration, severity, vectors, establish significant tasks and functional tasks that cause muscle pain

TREATMENT

At Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center, we have extensive experience in the treatment of muscle pain. Based on functional assessment, we create an individual treatment plan. The procedure will be a combination of manual therapy and physical therapy exercises. We use our experience in manual and rehabilitation medicine to retrain the muscles and joints to function correctly to exclude all hypertonicity of muscles and ligaments.